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Apr 23, James Hold rated it it was amazing. To and fro and up and down they would walk through the marble streets, gazing at memorials of the things achieved by their country’s swords in the hands of those that long ago had loved Merimna well.

I’m not sure how the child took to it, but my wife fell asleep well before the end. The nature of the stories are very simple, but very elegantly demonstrated with wellera care and love. The 12 stories here are some of his best. Jan 16, Kristyn rated it really liked it Shelves: A strangely archaic way to end such a contemporary-feeling collection with muses personified, a device associated with the s.

There are ka discussion topics on this book yet. But its that very esoteric imaginative indulgence which makes this collection a great entry-level book for those who would like to read ewlleran by Lord Dunsany, the imagery is vividly realised, if each snippet of a unique creative universe whips by in rspada handful of pages and leaves the reader yearning for more.

Dunsany might not be for everybody. Naturally, he relies on Euclidian geometry to restore him to his rational senses. Well, one night the little Wild Thing comes across a cathedral by the edge of the marsh, and is struck by the beauty of the music of the people and the vision of the angels receiving their prayers. Tharagavverug the dragon-crocodile can only be killed by starving to death. It is entirely fitting that, considering his time and circumstances, Dunsany’s stories are a bit more formal, a bit sadder, a bit slower, a bit “older” feeling than “The Lord of the Rings”, and pretty much anything written since.

I could not get into the first few stories. He has to fight a man-eating metal dragon-crocodile. May 19, Tonari rated it it was amazing.


It has such beautiful language that is rare amongst our more modern literature. To and fro and up and down they would walk through the marble streets, gazing at memorials of the things achieved by their country’s swords in the ha. God is not pleased with her in the slightest and sentences her soul to hell, but the angels pity her for she is so beautiful and not entirely guilty, and refuse to take her directly into hell.

The main character is a “Wild Thing” a fairy, of course who lives in the marshes of the country. Apr 19, Pieter Brouwer rated it really liked it.

Ten magnificent illustrations by S. Then the ghosts’ sins stalk into the room in the form of great black dogs. This is a stunning collection of some of his best stories, dreams and visions, seductively told in language as high as the mountains and as simple as the seas.

The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories

I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book. Jul 24, Rjyan rated it really liked it. This is not Victorian claptrap.

Maybe fantasy was much more simple for Lord Dunsany: In this first-person account, Lord Dunsany gives the world’s most sarcastic narrative of a supernatural visitation. Born to one of the oldest titles in the Irish peerage, he lived much of his life Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work in fantasy published under the name Lord Dunsany.

Born to one of the oldest titles in the Irish peerage, he lived much of his life at perhaps Ireland’s longest-inhabited home, Dunsany Castle near Tara, received an honourary doctorate from Trinity College, and died in Dublin. Para ser honesto, gostei mais deste conto do que qualquer um dos que se encontram no Livro do Deslumbramento. His brand of fantasy is mythic and dreamlike, and is hugely inventive and influential. Lord Dunsany writes fantasy and he doesn’t feel any shame in using elements which today fantasy less writers will firmly refuse: The Fortress Unvanquishable and The Kith of the Elf Folk were my favorites of the eapada, the rest were just okay in my opinion.

How about I let the stories speak for themselves? These four stories make up the meat of the collection, and the rest are much shorter and often read like prose poems and allegories.


Am I forgetting something? And he is rewarded with the esada blade which makes up ezpada crocodile’s backbone. And who shall say what hath befallen in the days of long ago” The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save for Sacnoth Last but certainly not least, ‘The Fortress Unvanquishable, Save For Sacnoth’ is fantasy fiction at its very best, in which a lowly hero takes on an evil magician whose ‘dreams came flitting through the forest, and led men’s souls into the plains of Hell.

What a brilliant idea. These are tales filled with hard lessons and bright truths. Tolkein was apparently influenced by Dunsany. They are about mighty whirlpools, mechanical dragons, soulless Wild Things, and sins that take the form of dogs.

This is possible because of the divinity myth surrounding its heroes, whom no man has seen dead. Most of the stories in this collection are what I would classify as mood pieces, without much tension and drama. The first part of the story, his quest for the legendary epsada Sacnoth which Gaznok cannot destroy is the best part.

Feb 03, Hal Brodsky rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 09, Pop Bop rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just don’t think we need to have upper class men musing on the souls of female prostitutes.

De facto, de todos os sspada que li de Lord Dunsany, este foi o que me agradou menos.

The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories by Lord Dunsany

I don’t think this is anything particularly new or valuable. Something like a Victorian fantasy Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxyhe builds individual concepts and landscapes in exquisite detail, only to lead the reader on in a hedonistic rush from world to world in the pursuit of beauty, mystery, and meaning.

Aug 05, Ethan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Espava review was first posted on book coasters